Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chile Protects World Food Supply From Corporate Greed

Expect the full weight of multi-national corporations and their obedient governments to fall on the rebellious nation immediately.

This month, rural women, indigenous communities, and farmers in Chile found themselves on the winning end of a long-fought battle against a bill that had come to be known by many in this country as simply, the “Monsanto Law.”

The bill, which would have given multinational agribusiness corporations the right to patent seeds they discover, develop or modify, was withdrawn by the Chilean government now controlled by newly elected members of the center-left coalition known as the New Majority, amid concerns that the law would bring harm to the country’s small and mid-sized farmers.
This isn't about patent law or the free market or any of the other lies corporations use to cover up their real agenda.

This is about the ability of human beings to grow the food we need to survive. Allowing corporations to patent seeds - the source of all food - allows corporations to decide who lives and who dies.

What's next? Selling off corporate rights to rainwater? Do you really think there aren't law firms all over the world frantically working on that one?

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